Blossoms of Light is sold out Friday, Nov. 23. See our ticketing calendar for a list of sold out dates and times.
York Street gardens and Chatfield Farms are closed Thursday, Nov. 22. Chatfield Farms is also closed Friday, Nov. 23, open for Santa’s Village.
Early closures through Jan. 1 for Blossoms of Light and Santa's Village.

Melissa Islam, Ph.D.

Melissa Islam, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Biodiversity Research

Research Areas
Biodiversity, Evolution, Floristics
Personal Statement
As Associate Director of Biodiversity Research and Head Curator of the Natural History Collections, I direct the growth and development of the Gardens’ biodiversity research program including curation of the Gardens’ natural history collections and biological assets. My background is in plant evolution and taxonomy. I support the Gardens’ programs documenting biodiversity in the Southern Rocky Mountain region, investigating Colorado’s rare plant species, and improving both the physical and digital aspects of specimen collection and curation.